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Anu Lal | 1 comments How do we define the unconventionality of characters? For example, David Copperfield was unconventional so to speak in his classic introversion and still being able to remain at the central stage of Dickens's creative universe in the novel by the name of the titular character.
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Manisha Gupta (mani28n) | 3 comments Mod
Anu wrote: "How do we define the unconventionality of characters? For example, David Copperfield was unconventional so to speak in his classic introversion and still being able to remain at the central stage o..."

Yes, absolutely! Any ordinary character that doesn't fit in the norms of the society and yet indulges in extraordinary feats is an unconventional hero!

Manisha wrote: "Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas HarrisRed Dragon by Thomas Harris

The argument that some people will have is that Hannibal Lecter isn't really a hero. Red Dragon’s Hollywood adaptation Silence of the Lambs..."


Anu wrote: "How do we define the unconventionality of characters? For example, David Copperfield was unconventional so to speak in his classic introversion and still being able to remain at the central stage o..."


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Manisha Gupta (mani28n) | 3 comments Mod
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

The argument that some people will have is that Hannibal Lecter isn't really a hero. Red Dragon’s Hollywood adaptation Silence of the Lambs is a good example wherein the protagonist Lecter is actually an antagonist. While in prison, Lecter terrorizes and chews a prison guard's face off, which isn't exactly the most ideal action of a hero. Anthony Hopkins who portrayed this character, in fact won the academy award for the best male lead actor and was only on the screen for 17 minutes! Viewers were utterly fascinated by Hannibal Lecter – a strange and terrifying hero! What's clear in the novel is that Hannibal is the good guy in the story.


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